BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO
A total of 3,692 individuals have been “fully vaccinated”, says prime minister Manasseh Sogavare.
These vaccinations are from both AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccines.
Sogavare yesterday said a total of 21,742 covid doses have been administered as of Friday last week
He said of the 21,742 doses 16,437 doses are AstraZeneca vaccines of which 14,357 administered on first dose and 2,073 second dose. And for Sinopharm, 5,305 doses have been administered, 3686 on first dose and 1619 on second dose.
“Based on these figures, a total of 3,692 people have now been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 from two vaccines the AstraZeneca and Sinopharm used in the country,” Sogavare said.
He adds by reiterating that both approved vaccines are safe for use and preventing severe illness, hospitalisation and even death from covid-19.
“Covid-19 vaccination is the only effective and efficient way in which we can protect ourselves, our families, our communities and our country from the global covid-19 pandemic,” Sogavare said.
He encouraged those who yet to be vaccinated to go forward to any vaccination centre as soon as possible get your first covid-19 vaccination.